it's home upgrade week here at the HTF it seems... Anyway, this is the house I'm trying to build www.whereyou.at/philip/floorplan.jpg since the builder wants a small fortune to do it, I plan to replace the vinyl flooring with a lamiate wood-look in a light maple, to match the darker maple cabinets and replace the 29 cent vinyl the builder uses, there's vinyl in the entry and the kitchen, but I'm considing doing the whole red shaded area in laminate, so you walk in and it's wood all the way through to the kitchen, but the family room and hallway would be left carpet. What do you think? Will this look strange? My thoughts are that this eliminates any areas where the laminate baseboard would butt up against the 3" white wood baseboard and look strange, and it also makes it easy to do the whole livingroom later if I want to "add on"